One of our favorite things about what we get to do everyday at Teeter is talk to our customers! You all have lots of great questions and we try to address some of the most common ones on our Frequently Asked Questions page. We encourage you to email us or post a comment with additional questions and we’ll send you an answer you may even see your question pop up on a future blog post!
That fourth cup of coffee isn’t the way to go when you start feeling tired. Try some of these natural methods to feel more awake, help you stay alert and feel great throughout the day.
Raise Your Chi
Yeah, you heard us, take a cue from Chinese medicine and bring your body’s energy to the surface. By lightly tapping on your face with the pads of your fingers, you are bringing blood to the surface of your face. You can (lightly) smack your shoulders, your arms, your legs or your torso with your palms to bring your energy to the surface of the body – this acts as a natural stimulant. If you’ve ever experienced Eastern massage or even what seems like an overly enthusiastic pedicure technician who delights in smacking your calves – you have already experienced this in some form. Give it a try!
Stimulate Your Heart
Squats may not look pretty but they are one of the best exercises for engaging most of your major muscle groups at once. If you are feeling low on energy, try a few sets of squats (10-15 reps). You’ll also stimulate blood flow, get your heart rate up a bit and feel more alert in no time.
Make Some Noise
This tip may not be best if you are sitting in your cubicle at work, but if you can head outside to your car or to an empty conference room – this trick can work wonders. Sound has long been known to carry vibrations, and these vibrations send signals to your body. If you can yell, sing, grunt or even chant “Ommmmm” for a few moments, these enthusiastic noises will raise the vibration of your body and let your body and mind know that you need it to be active and alert. By making noises, you are both releasing pent up energy in your body as well as engaging your diaphragm by taking deeper breaths – both of these help you to feel more active and alert.
Change Your Perspective
Inverting increases blood flow to your brain. Blood contains oxygen and oxygen helps you feel more alert. If you can invert for even a few minutes, you will be delivering a nourishing oxygen wash to your brain and helping you wake up first thing in the morning, or when you get home and are trying to find the motivation to finish up chores around the house or start dinner.
Can’t invert? Look for different ways to change your perspective. Our brains can become fatigued with routine tasks and we often go on auto-pilot without realizing it. Try doing a routine task in a new way. Answer e-mails while standing up, take a new route to work, stand on one foot while brushing your teeth. Doing routine activities in a new way will wake up your brain and force you to pay closer attention to your daily tasks.
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Leading up to Oscar night, you may hear clips on TV about movie star secrets to looking flawless on the red carpet. You’ll see articles about miracle detox diets they do to ready themselves for couture fashion or how long it takes them to get their hair and makeup done.
Talking heads will spend hours discussing every shoe, bangle and clutch and how it added or detracted from the look of a particular outfit. But what is the one thing that every statuesque screen star has in common? What is the one thing they do that costs nothing, but can make or break how they look in front of all the paparazzi?
Standing tall, chest slightly forward, shoulders pulled back and head held high is the easiest way to improve how you look. With good posture, you give yourself presence as you enter a room. As you straighten you back and tuck your pelvis, you automatically look slimmer. With your shoulders pulled back, you exude confidence and automatically feel more centered in your own body. Try it now.
How do you feel? Sitting up or standing straight is the fastest way to make you feel better right now. It makes whatever you are wearing look better, and standing tall has a way of making others take notice of you.
You don’t need overpriced creams, juice diets or strategically placed Spanx to look better in this moment, just better posture.
Users frequently report posture improvement with regular use of their Teeter Hang Ups. The natural stretch elongates the torso and relaxes tense muscle, which can help you to stand taller and straighter upon returning upright. Note that good posture can quickly become uncomfortable to maintain if you have a weak core. By strengthening your stomach and back muscles, you can maintain better posture for longer. As you naturally become stronger and more flexible, you will notice your posture naturally improving.
inter is a great time to try new recipes with veggies like squash! Many people already know about using spaghetti squash in place of noodles for spaghetti, but how often do we think of serving this wonderful vegetable in other, unique ways? Here’s a great recipe for a spaghetti squash side dish. This recipe is presented to us by Moms Who Think.
1 medium spaghetti squash (2 1/2 pounds)
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup chopped sweet red or green pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onions
2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 teaspoons minced fresh dill or 1 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1 1/2teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
For preparation instructions, please visit MomsWhoThink.com